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QUIZ at presidency & debate at ilead

Participants at QvicQvid 2012

It was Q&A time at Presidency University recently, though of the fun kind. The Presidency College Society for Acquisition of General Knowledge (PCSAGK), billed as the oldest quiz society in the country, held its annual quiz meet QvicQvid 2012, in association with ITC Classmate, at Derozio Hall on September 28.

The morning was reserved for a general quiz and the second half saw the much-awaited movies, music and sports (MMS) quiz. The event drew participation from colleges like Loreto, Jadavpur University, IIM Calcutta, St. Xavier’s, Techno India, Ramakrishna Mission and more. For the general quiz, professor Shyamantak Das donned the quizmaster’s hat, and stumped students with his quirky questions. “What is the name of the bidi that used to be famous in the college circuit and was smaller than the usual bidi? Answer: “College bidi”, named so because one could smoke it between classes because of its small size!

Pranjal Agarwal and P. Srikanth of IIM Calcutta won the general quiz, while the JU team going by the name ‘Boye Gechhe’ came second.

The MMS quiz was conducted by former Presidencians Sumantra Sarathi Dutta and Abhirup Ghosh, both of whom played a part in reviving QvicQvid in 2009.

During the rigorous prelims and mains, googlies and brain-teasers flew thick and fast. While almost everyone identified the picture of young Unmukt Chand, proving yet again that cricket is religion in India, when asked to name the music director of Quick Gun Murugun and Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, most teams got it wrong. Answer: Raghu Dixit.

Team Boye Gechhe, comprising Anuraag Sarkar, Arindam Dutta and Apratim Chattaraj, went home with the trophy in the MMS quiz.

“Over a month’s hard work finally paid off! We are happy QvicQvid 2012 was so much fun for everybody,” smiled the president of the quiz society, Shritama Bose.